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BULATS (Business Language Testing Service), an internationally recognized Cambridge English exam, is a language assessment service for companies, organisations and higher education institutions. It provides a fast and reliable way of assessing the language ability of individuals or groups of employees or students.

BULATS is designed to test the language proficiency of employees who need to use a foreign language in their work, and for students and employees on language courses or on professional/business courses where foreign language ability is an important element of the course.

The test consists of Reading and Listening part and takes about 85 minutes to complete. 


 If candidates have a complaint, they need to raise it with the test day supervisor immediately after the exam. Any complaints raised after that will not be considered. If candidates spot any malpractice during the test, they should report it immediately after the test following the instructions in the document on the bottom of this page.

Exam dates, costs and locations

Test can be taken in Skopje, Stip and Bitola.

In Skopje the exam is organised at the British Council premises (Blvd. Goce Delcev 6, 1000 Skopje, building of National and University Library St. Kliment Ohridski).  The exam dates:

3 February (registration and payment till Friday - 02.02.2018, 12.00 h, limited places available)
5 February (registration and payment till Friday - 02.02.2018, 12.00 h, limited places available)
6 February (registration and payment till Monday - 05.02.2018, 12.00 h, limited places available)
12 March
12 April
7 May
18 June

In Stip, BULATS test can be taken at the University Goce Delcev, and in Bitola at the University of St. Kliment Ohridski.  If you wish to find out more about the BULATS tests delivered at the University Goce Delcev in Stip, please follow the link. If you wish to find out more about the BULATS tests delivered at the University St Kliment Ohridski in Bitola, please follow the link. The exam dates:

Bitola Stip
12 January 17 January
9 February 21 February
9 March 14 March
13 April 18 April
4 May 16 May
8 June 6 June

You should make payment of 2800 denars within two days of registration. We reserve the right to cancel the registration due to late or no payment. You can make the payment in one of the following ways:

- Online during the application process.

- On our bank account (account number 300000001838574 in Komercijalna banka) with the following payment slip details:

Recipient: Britanski Sovet Makedonija

Target on remittance: BULATS and date of exam, for example: BULATS za 26.juli

Changing the test date is not permitted nor is the money return due to high percentage of requests.

BULATS registration

Please register by submitting the registration form online.

Exam preparation

You can check how the test looks like via BULATS website with the use of DEMBULE1 password (that will be sent to you via e-mail after you register).

Preparation materials can be found at www.cambridgeenglish.org/exams/bulats/preparation/.

Also, you cn use our free online resources for learning English at www.britishcouncil.mk/english/online

The day of the exam

It is necessary to come to British Council at least 15 minutes prior to testing and you need to bring your ID with you (it needs to be a valid ID or passport that can’t be damaged in any way). The test is 85 minutes long.

BULATS results

The results will be released immediately after taking the exam and are issues in scores and a level related to the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR).

Level Scores
Level A1 0-9
A1    10-19
A2/ALTE1 20-39
B1/ALTE2 40-59
B2/ALTE3 60-74
C1/ALTE4 75-89
C2/ALTE5 90-100